What is acupuncture?
Here at Align 33 Chiropractic we use acupuncture therapy to help treat a multitude of conditions and patients looking to achieve optimal overall health. Acupuncture originates from China and has been practiced there for thousands of years. This Traditional Chinese Medicine (TMC) can be used to treat many conditions and illness for men and women today. Acupuncture involves inserting very thin needles through a patient’s skin at specific points on the body to various depths.
How does acupuncture work?
Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at the flow of energy within the body, this energy is known as ‘qi’. Acupuncture points are located on meridians (pathways) through which qi vital energy runs. The balance of the complementary extremes of yin and yang and the life force known as qi or chi are what drives TMC. There are 350 acupuncture points in the body that these meridians and energy flows can be accessed. When needles are inserted into these points with appropriate combinations it is said that the energy flow can be brought back into proper balance.
The benefits of acupuncture…
We have found a great deal of success with our acupuncture treatments here at Align 33 Chiropractic. Acupuncture is a chosen treatment for fertility, growth and development along with muscles relief and overall wellbeing. Some of the benefits of acupuncture include:
- It is less invasive than other medical treatments
- It is a natural treatment and therefore has few side effects
- It is a very effective combination treatment with other health therapies
- An alternative for those who respond poorly to other medications
- An alternative for patients who do not want to take pain medications
- It is effective in controlling some types of pain
Put your trust in our team of highly trained professionals…
Our acupuncturist, Dr. Mei is has received awards for Academic Achievement and outstanding service from the South Baylo University Clinic. She is passionate about the work she does and is determined to provide high quality services to all her patients. Dr. Mei has 30 years of experience in the ancient art of Traditional Chinese Medicine. From 1982-1988 she worked in the acupuncture department at the first affiliated hospital of Kuming Medical University wherein she began clinical teaching, research and training local medical students and foreign students in TMC. Dr. Mei is board certified as a Tradition Chinese Medicine / Acupuncturist and is licensed in the State of California. When you opt for acupuncture therapy Dr. Mei and the team here at Align 33 Chiropractic will help make your experience as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. In the luxury of our spa-like therapy center you can sit back and relax while we take care of your needs.